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The Legend of Pete Poker

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1987
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6zc810f
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f

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Title The Legend of Pete Poker
Description ornery go-getter! He was Known to townsfolk not by his given name, Peter Jensen, but by the nickname folks gave him in the days when he spent much of his time in the pool-hall playing poker. He loved gambling and playing cards, so much that he acquired Many articles printed in past issues of the "Saga" As a great-grand-daughter, I became fascinated by his name and the tales I had heard about my and it would take perhaps volumes to give a complete account of his sojourn here on earth. He's been gone now for fifty years, but he's still remembered by many who are still living Pete Poker will always Peter Jensen was born near Aarhus, Denmark, 17, 1850. He was next to the oldest in a family of eight children born to Mads Jensen and Maren Jacobsen Heideman. When he was about two years old, he was taken her husband had been unable to have children. Their name was Peterson. They were guite well off financially, and Peter had most anything he wanted. In When he misbehaved, his aunt and uncle threatened to send him back to his father and mother. He came to fear the name father and mother the same as a child today might fear the "bogey man." When Peter was six years old, his father was baptized into the Mormon church and was preparing to sail for America. He wanted his whole family with him, so he and a missionary stole Peter while the uncle was busy in the fields. Mads Jensen and his large family sailed to Liverpool, England. From there they set sail for four days. Shortly after arriving in America, they were ible to join the Handcart Company, which came across 88
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Identifier 101_The Legend of Pete Poker.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 19
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323478
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zc810f/323478